If you follow me on Instagram and saw my stories then you already know that Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Ideas was at my house after Christmas to take photos for their 2017 issues which will be coming out at the end of November/beginning of December. They didn’t photograph my denim blue Christmas though because they already had a tour with blue and had asked me to add my pink from last year again which I did. That was a big time commitment though and I had not anticipated to literally redecorate for Christmas after Christmas. All the dead greenery had to get replaced too. And then the photoshoot was over the second load of Christmas decor had to be put away. I was really really sick of it by that time, can you imagine?
The shoot itself was so much fun again and I love chatting and learning from other likeminded creative people. It really is awesome.
The two times a crew has come to my house they have requested that I’d remove my room divider which has been hiding my unfinished stairs and a small vacuum cleaner. To me it just makes it cozier than the black hole of the staircase. Now my kids are divided, the one wants to leave it and the other one wants it gone. I’m still undecided, especially since I love the convenience of having the vacuum cleaner there.
And I also don’t know where to put the wood bead garland I had hanging on it. I love it so much but can’t find another spot for it.
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throw HERE | similar table HERE and HERE | black pineapple candle HERE | disco ball HERE | leopard pillow HERE | pink pillow HERE | similar black and white pillow HERE | rug HERE | and similar fluffy rug HERE | star burst HERE | similar mirror HERE | similar pouf HERE | similar coffee tables HERE | very similar sofa HERE | similar lamps HERE and HERE | similar black lamp shades HERE | similar drum HERE
Above you can see the still unfinished steps. The primer is all dirty now. Ugh! It really needs to get done once it’s time to be able to have the windows open again.
Before Christmas I found a vintage glass lamp at Goodwill which I now placed into the dining room.
chandelier HERE | curtain DIY HERE and similar curtains HERE | similar table HERE | tulip chairs HERE | fur pillows HERE | dotted pillow HERE | similar art HERE or HERE, I painted mine myself | settee is vintage from an auction | lamp vintage from Goodwill
I really loved having my white round table next to the settee over Christmas and want to find a similarly scaled table. The iron one from my nesting tables I placed here is just temporary since I don’t like the size and how visible the cords are.
I also found these braided big pillows at HomeGoods over the holidays which I placed in our bedroom. They look very similar to the new fabulous line at Target. I love them and they are perfect for the bed since they are a tad bit scratchy and stiff and not perfect for the sofa.
similar bed HERE | similar sheets HERE | similar pillows HERE and HERE | black and white throw HERE | similar chaise HERE | similar lamps HERE | similar banana tree HERE | similar long horn HERE | nightstands Ikea or smaller similar ones HERE | chandelier HERE
Before Christmas our 21 year old Manx cat Heidi started declining in health and lost half of her body weight. She was anemic and looked and acted awful. After a vet visit she is now on steroids and an antibiotic which has upped her red blood cells again and her appetite has improved. I had really thought she wouldn’t make it to Christmas but she has somewhat bounced back. Well as much as a really old cat can. I love her so and hate to see her this way but she certainly has had a long content and happy life.
I also had to snap some photos of our sweet Lucy napping with her tail draped and tucked under her head serving as a pillow.
New Fabulous Pillows
Speaking of the pillow, it is one of the pillows I mentioned in the one short post I wrote after Christmas. You can see the fabulous dusty shade of pink. Isn’t it pretty?
You can also see number 2 and 4 on the sofa in the living room. I love them.
Oh and my computer broke again. The logic board of my MacBook Pro broke for a third time and I had to buy a new one since they don’t make the logic board anymore. I was so annoyed. They gave me a $500 credit towards a new computer though and 3 years of free Apple care. It was still a huge amount of unexpected cash I had to cough up.
On Wednesday I’ll get to the personal part I mentioned above.
Tschüß and have a great week.